The TEDDY BEAR BAND is BACK!
The original backing band personally chosen by Teddy Pendergrass for his final WORLD TOUR in 2002 has RE-UNITED for their 20TH ANNIVERSARY of Teddy's historic
comeback tour to the LIVE STAGE!
These amazing musicians have each constructed Emmy and Grammy Award winning music careers backing, collaborating and performing with the best of R&B stars from Patti Labelle to BoyzIIMen to Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and more and playing shows as big as the Grammys, The Tonight Show, and Presidential Inaugurations. But now they are coming back together to honor the amazing music of the man who started it all for them... the legendary, Teddy Pendergrass!
Teddy Pendergrass… one of the most iconic singers of all-time charted multiple Platinum and Gold albums to his credit in the late 1970s and early 1980s and consistently sold out arenas worldwide. Shockingly in 1982 an automobile accident left the super-star paralyzed at the height of his fame.
Kept to a wheelchair, many felt his career was over, but Teddy would make an incredible TV re-appearance in his home city of Philadelphia at the biggest concert of all-time…LIVE AID and relaunched his recording career. However, he would not tour again until 2002, making it a comeback to the live stage directed at the 20th Anniversary of his accident.
He wanted to see his fans again and show the world that nothing could hold back the love and gift of music he had to give. For this tour, he scaled down his former Teddy Bear Orchestra and formed a tight new group of young and talented Philadelphian musicians to back him up….
THE Teddy Bear Band !!!...
The Jolly Brothers – Bill and Brett on keys and bass.
Johnnie Croom on percussion
and... his long time famed guitarist, Wawa LeGrand, as the only member of Teddy's TBO & TBB.
The tour was a success. Crowds sold out everywhere… all over again. And this new band of philly Phenom’s proved to be super talents up to the task. Now…in 2022.. these original band members …whom have all gone on to award winning professional recording musical careers of their own…Are re-forming to honor Teddy’s comeback tour… again for a 20th Anniversary of this legendary tour.
Wawa LeGrand has discovered a new singing sensation in the Apollo Talent Award winning, Don Connor, who embodies Teddy’s vibe and voice and many surprise guest star singers will also be appearing with these original comeback tour Teddy Bear Band members to show their love of the one, the only, the greatest.. TEDDY PENDERGRASS!